Flying Hound is based in Canada's capital city – Ottawa – and it is one the coldest capital cities in the world. With our ice storms, snow storms, blizzards, arctic winds, and extreme cold alerts, Ottawa needs to keep us safe, but their use of rock salt is not so great for our dogs. It actually causes them pain.
"Dogs that live or play in cold temperatures need 10% to 90% more calories to increase fat and insulation. They also need to compensate for more shivering as it apparently burns a ton of calories! Researchers found if these pets don’t have sufficient calories they will lose weight."